One of the best things about science fiction is it can be weird. Really, really weird. More often than not, it isn't weird, it's just spaceships and ray guns and robots, and that's all fine and dandy, but the genre's ability to go deep into the WTF zone is one of its great strengths. Sure, sometimes ... More >>
The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase left many fans dehydrated and exhausted Saturday night -- but at least one guy was still looking stylish amid all the wilted shorts and smudged shades. Meet Mark Lyle, a local underwriter who decided to dress in neon colors in honor of Dada Life. Keep re ... More >>
Yesterday, as part of our continuing look at Hollywood-Colorado connections (including posts featuring the ten best movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable flicks set in Colorado but not filmed here), we compiled ten Hollywood movie misses filmed in our fair state. Today, we've flipped the scrip ... More >>
Dennis Quaid gets around. Since the late '70s, he's appeared in more than seventy films and television shows, playing everything from a deep-space fighter pilot to an dragon-slaying warrior, and always with a certain swaggering charm. This Friday and Saturday at the Sie FilmCenter, Mile High Sci-Fi ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are derigeur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Sa ... More >>
Second City Chicago is this country's Mecca of funny. Among its famous alumni are John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. It also happens to be the place where Frank Caeti, formerly of MadTV, and Matt Craig, a former Saturday Night Live writer, first met and performed together, crea ... More >>
Denver blog posts want to have your baby. On his latest "Stiffs List," Denver Stiffs' Nate includes Arron Afflalo and plenty of others. Ooof. Colorado Pols: Sal Pace's well-funded Scott Tipton challenge. Denver Egotist shares an alleged letter from Sean Connery to Steve Jobs featuring the line, " ... More >>
Vodka's rise to popularity wasn't just a matter of taste. As outlined in "Clear Thinking," this week's cover story, brilliant marketing also had a lot to do with the spirit's growth. And that marketing included placements in both movies and television shows -- sometimes purchased, sometimes j ... More >>
Pretty Lights, aka Derek SmithPRETTY LIGHTS at the FILLMORE | 8/12/11Pretty Lights Music is more than just a label now. It's more than a producer. It's more than Derek Vincent Smith. It's huge. Backed by a solid team of producers and talented deejays, the audience last night at the sold-out F ... More >>
The '80s were not a kind time to James Bond. Always an actor-driven franchise, it rolled into the decade in the waning years of Roger Moore, who would from The Spy Who Loved Me on through Octopussy and A View to Kill, his last entry, see declining profitability in the franchise as people lost ... More >>
This time around, he even impressed himself.Earlier this year, we postulated that Michael Bay's entire career has been about punishing the audience for their awful taste -- namely, their taste for his work. He's tried racism, homophobia, assaultive cinematography and editing techniques, objec ... More >>
There are some movies you'll watch on TV no matter how many times you've seen them before. Yesterday, I called these "catnip movies" and unloaded my list of flicks that grab my attention and keep it, commercials and all. Among the movies on my list were Westerns with Clint Eastwood, either G ... More >>
For my dad, it's Some Like it Hot. For me, it's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. They're catnip movies: the films you'll watch when they come on TV no matter how many times you've seen them before. Commercials? Yes. Edited scenes? Yes. I don't care. Hand me a bowl of popcorn and keep the remot ... More >>
This is the smug grin you make when you no longer give a shit.Johnny Depp gotta eat. And pay his mortgage. And Disney pays very well. Maybe that explains why he looks so thoroughly bored in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening tomorrow. Captain Jack Sparrow was endeari ... More >>
Tonight, The Denver Public Library's Rare and Rarely Seen Hitchcock series comes to a close with a screening of Marnie. One of the director's final films, the movie deals with a psychologically damaged union between characters played by Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren. Their strange marriage r ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
Once upon a time, cartoons were silly. Consider the original Batman series of the 1960s, a show so jokey it had villains named both The Laugher and The Giggler and starred a not-exactly-ripped-but-still-wearing-spandex Adam West playing the world's most block-headed straight man -- even Tim B ... More >>
Image via towerofyouth.orgIrv KershnerRest in peace, Irvin Kershner, you director of RoboCop 2 and some film called The Empire Strikes Back. Born in 1923, he died over the weekend at the age of 87 and left behind an oeuvre of great filmmaking -- including no small number of sequels. So it ma ... More >>
Eddie Izzard takes the Paramount Theatre stage.
Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a deep hole.
What do Scots have in common with Mexicans?
This film proves that its star could have been a killer Bond.
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy -- and comes up aces.
Kristine Hipps brings a wild new parody to the Bug.
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies . . .like Con Air.
Old pufferbellies stay on track at the Narrow Gauge Railfest.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Someone's in the cocina with Jason.
Test your Harry Potter knowledge with this quiz.
Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved, and is that so wrong?
The World Is Not Enough
Beatles producer George Martin tries to pass along the wisdom of the ages.